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Team: Hendrick Motorsports-24
Age / DOB:  (43) / 8/4/1971
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 150

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Jeff Gordon overcame a mid-race speeding penalty on pit road and clawed his way back into contention for the win. He came up one position short in second, but that was enough to give him a narrow points’ lead with two races remaining in the Eliminator round
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s win denied Gordon a chance to get the automatic advance to the Championship round, but with that victory at least two of the Chase contenders will advance to Homestead on points, so Gordon made the most of this situation. Oct 26 - 6:17 PM

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Jeff Gordon not only had the second fastest single lap in the Saturday morning practice session for the Goody's 500, he posted the quickest 10-lap average with a speed of 97.344 mph from his laps five through 14.

One of the reasons Gordon has won eight races on this track is that he knows how to set up a car for long runs and that will serve him well on Sunday.
Oct 25 - 12:10 PM

Jeff Gordon posted the second fastest lap in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Goody's 500. His top speed of 97.699 was 7/100ths slower than teammate Jimmie Johnson.

Gordon stumbled in qualification and will roll off the grid 13th. He mistimed his lap, however, and went out while the track was cold. He should still be considered one of the favorites for Sunday’s race.
Oct 25 - 10:00 AM

Jeff Gordon posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Goody's 500. His top speed was 99.250 mph.

Starting position is critical at Martinsville, but mostly because it indicates who rolled off the hauler fast. Gordon’s best opportunity to win and automatically advance to the Championship race will come this week and he wants to take full advantage.
Oct 24 - 1:29 PM

Martinsville represents Jeff Gordon’s best chance to win during the Eliminator round. He has eight victories on this track with the most recent coming in this race last year.

Gordon swept the top five on this track in 2013 and probably would have added another in the spring if not for damage sustained in an accordion-style accident early in the STP 500. If he misses, it will probably be by a narrow margin and he should finish in the top five.
Oct 22 - 7:07 PM

Jeff Gordon finished second in the Bank of America 500 and gained some ground in the Chase battle. He will enter the Geico 500 at Talladega with an 18-point lead over the elimination bubble. Unfortunately, that is not enough of a cushion to keep him from the danger zone if he gets swept into a "Big One" crash.

That points’ position might be enough to convince him to run conservatively in the first half of the Talladega race, however, which will make him a questionable fantasy value overall. The encouraging sign for Gordon’s owners is that he overcame a bad setup in the middle stages of the race to rebound. Efforts like that contribute to championships.
Oct 11 - 11:57 PM

Jeff Gordon qualified on the outside pole for Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 with a speed of 197.217 mph. He enters the weekend with back-to-back seventh-place finishes at Charlotte, but to take some of the pressure off next week’s restrictor-plate race at Talladega, he needs a top-five finish this weekend.

With the momentum that he brings to the track, that should be well within reach—especially in light of his second-place qualification effort this week. Last fall, he started from the pole in this race, however, and could only manage to finish seventh. Gordon has not earned a top-five on this track in 10 races with his most recent coming in 2009.
Oct 10 - 1:26 PM

Jeff Gordon was knocked into the wall by Jamie McMurray while those two drivers where racing in the top five. He was never able to overcome the lost track position, but had settled into the top 10 before his car developed an extremely loose condition during the final run.

Gordon’s 14th-place finish made him the fifth-worst Chase contender and places him only eight points above the elimination bubble. Unless he wins at Charlotte, he will be one of the drivers extremely nervous about the looming Geico 500 at Talladega.
Oct 6 - 9:50 AM

Jeff Gordon posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Hollywood Casino 400. His top speed was 196.257 mph.

Most teams worked primarily on qualification trim because of the importance of starting position to winning this year. When Gordon won the 5-hour Energy 400 this May, however, he started outside the top 12 in 13th.
Oct 3 - 2:34 PM

Jeff Gordon will look to defend his 5-hour Energy 400 victory this week. If he can do so, it will be the first time he posted back-to-back wins since 2007 when he won at Charlotte and Talladega in their fall races.

Winning is hard to predict, but Gordon is having a championship-contending season. Unless something goes wrong with his car, he should be a lock to finish in or near the top five.
Oct 3 - 11:34 AM

Jeff Gordon scored his fourth win of the season and his fifth at Dover by more than four seconds over Brad Keselowski and the remainder of the field.

Gordon has finished first or second in three of his last four races this season. The two races in which he finished second were lost to Keselowski, so it appears the Chase could come down to these two drivers.
Sep 28 - 5:29 PM

On Wednesday, it was announced that Jeff Gordon has been named the winner of the third-quarter Driver of the Year Award for 2014.

The first four-time Driver of the Year winner (1995, 1997, 1998, 2001) won the voting by a panel of leading journalists and broadcasters across the country. The award, which began in 1967, is not exclusive to NASCAR. Gordon came out ahead of IndyCar drivers Will Power and Scott Dixon as well as sprint-car driver Donnie Schatz and drag racer Jason Line. Gordon will receive a trophy for the honor and will be considered for the overall Driver of the Year title at the conclusion of the season.
Sep 24 - 8:24 PM

Jeff Gordon’s blown tire and crash last week at New Hampshire put him in a vulnerable points’ position in regard to advancing to the next round of the playoffs. He should be able to rebound this week at Dover, however, with three top-fives in his last four starts there.

Even with the second-best Fantasy Power Ranking this week, there has to be a little trepidation among the Gordon camp because they left the FedEx 400 on a low note. After racing among the top five most of the day, they went the wrong way on the final adjustment and slipped to 15th. Moreover, they may take a conservative approach, which could contribute to a top-10 instead of top-five finish.
Sep 24 - 1:12 PM

Jeff Gordon had fresh tires on his Chevrolet and was in the process of passing teammate Jimmie Johnson for fifth-place when he lost a right front tire at New Hampshire. He was able to stay on the lead lap, but was the last driver to do so with a 26th-place finish in the Sylvania 300.

Gordon salvaged a 21-point advantage over 13th in the standings, but a baffling question remains as to what went wrong with the setup of his car. That was the first time all day he had any issues, and it is unlikely that a radical setup change would account for the problem.
Sep 22 - 5:17 PM

Jeff Gordon posted the fastest single lap of final practice for the Sylvania 300. His top speed was 135.357 mph.

With Brad Keselowski winning every session until this point of the weekend, it was important for Gordon and team to send a message that the No. 2 would not go uncontested. Gordon has finished second to Keselowski in the last two races at Chicagoland and Richmond.
Sep 20 - 12:29 PM